2018 Policy Institute Agenda:

Purpose: The Policy Institute is a collaborative program among Philanthropy West Virginia and the West Virginia Nonprofit Association to educate, orient, and connect our foundation and nonprofit members on the best ways to work with West Virginia’s executive and legislative government branch leaders to improve the quality of life for citizens.

The program includes a focus on best practices for foundations and nonprofits to engage in public policy advocacy and building partnerships especially after the recent election cycle.  The 2018 Policy Institute Agenda includes:

  • 9:30 AM:     Registration Begins
  • 10:45 AM:   Policy Institute Begins & Welcome Remarks
  • 11:00 AM:   WV Impact Commission Meeting: 
    • WV Executive Branch of State Government Remarks:
      • Governor’s Office
      • WV Secretary of State’s Office
      • WV State Auditor’s Office
      • WV Treasurer’s Office
      • WV Attorney General’s Office
    • WV Legislative Branch of State Government Remarks:
      • WV House of Delegates’ Majority & Minority Leadership
      • WV Senate’s Majority & Minority Leadership
  • 12:05 PM:   Lunch & Keynote: Partnership: If not now, when?: A discussion on about the power and imperative of partnership for impactful advocacy and policy work!  – Donna Murray Brown, President & CEO of the Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • 1:15 PM: Legislative Reflection & Forecast Panel:
    • Jesse Wright, New Director of WV Public Broadcasting (confirmed)
    • Rebecca McPhail, President of WV Manufacturers Association (confirmed)
    • Brad McElhinny, Statewide Correspondent of MetroNews (confirmed)
    • Jennifer Wells, Executive Director of WV Healthy Kids & Families Coalition (confirmed)
  • 2:15 PM: Guaranteeing a Fair & Accurate 2020 Census
  • 2:50 PM: Closing Remarks & Call to Action
  • 3:00 PM: Adjournment 
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